Kia Ceed Sportswagon estate - Practicality & boot space

The Kia Ceed Sportswagon's boot can now compete with those of its top rivals

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The biggest selling point for the Kia Ceed Sportswagon is its boot, which is now within a few litres of the class leaders like the Skoda Octavia Estate. Plenty of thought has gone into the space, too, with a useful storage area under the boot floor to hide valuables.

Kia Ceed Sportswagon interior space & storage

Built on new underpinnings, the Ceed is longer and wider than before, providing passengers in the front and back additional space. In particular the shoulder room for back-seat occupants is boosted by a 20mm increase in width, while those in the front also get extra headroom.

Boot space

Sitting behind the 60:20 split-folding rear seats there's a 625-litre boot, making the Ceed Sportswagon more spacious than the SEAT Leon ST and putting it well in contention with the Volkswagen Golf Estate and Skoda Octavia Estate.

Owners of the previous version should notice the loading lip is now lower for easier access and higher trims get a 40:20:40 rear-seat layout that can be folded with levers in the boot, further increasing convenience. Fold down the rear seats, and the available storage expands to 1,694 litres.

The Ceed Sportswagon PHEV is less practical than its petrol and diesel counterparts, due to the battery underneath the boot floor. This reduces the available storage space to 437 litres with the rear seats in place, expanding to 1,506 litres with the rear seats folded flat.

Towing

If you need to tow with a petrol Ceed Sportswagon, it's actually the 1.0-litre that has a higher capacity, being able to haul a 1,200kg braked trailer – the same as the 1.6-litre diesel. Choose the 1.4-litre T-GDI engine and the maximum is slightly less, at 1,000kg.

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